27 July 2008


I hope that after yesterday's post, you understand that I did not make that cake. The picture of the cake was an image I pinched from the Internet for illustration purposes only.

I have told my family that under no circumstances will I make cakes in the shapes of ANYTHING, with the possible exception of numbers (and then, preferably the easier numbers like 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 0). None of this "I want a fairy castle magical toadstool cake with pixies dancing around and Rapunzel in the top window" stuff here. Nope.

When I was a teenager I tried to make a swimming pool cake with plastic toys swimming in jelly - terrible disaster - got really angry - ended up just desecrating the cake in frustration. Don't want to go there again.

Now that I am much too mature to desecrate a cake that doesn't go right, I'll just do cakes in standard shapes. My family can, however, choose their favourite flavour.

For the one and only time in his life, Sonny Ma-Jiminy's birthday was on Easter Sunday this year, so I made him a cake which approximately resembled this one:
And Smoochy Girl had her Strawberry Cake a few weeks later, you may remember: That's alright isn't it? Better than hacking into some mangled design, then calming down and wondering what to do for a cake now that the best attempt is a pile of crumbs and runny icing.


Adelaine said...

Hey, I think both of those cakes are super cute!!!

We usually fork out $30 and get our bday cakes at the bakery. I know how to decorate a cake and am fully capable of doing one, except the Rapunzel one you mentioned - that would be a bit much for me. I'm just too lazy to do it!

Uno prefers to have jello cake for her bday topped with whipped cream. If you have never ate this - you should check it out! It's tasty!

Speaking of baking - gotta cook supper! Thanks for the comments on blogs :)

Anonymous said...

OK, just thinking about the swimming pool cake. What colour was the jelly? If blue (the logical colour for that purpose) How did you get your Mum to buy it? Jen.

Anonymous said...

Of course, I knew the cake below wasn't yours, given the colour of the icing! :) Jen.

Crazy Sister said...

Everytime some friend of mine says something like no, really, racing car cakes aren't that hard, I remember that swimming pool cake of yours. It's family folk lore. and a valuable lesson to us all.

Mrs. Tantrum said...

Oh I think that by making that Kitty Litter Box cake that I made a few weeks ago I have set myself up for disaster. But it was fun and gross and EASY, and that is nice when you are decorating cakes for BOYS!

Becky said...

I think your strawberry cake & easter egg cake are too yummy!!

Unfortunately I think I have set myself up for problems....

First it was the Thomas cake.... then for his 4th birthday he wanted Gordan!! I said no to that & he happily settled for a MONKEY!!

Ah well..... your cakes are superb!